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Climate Change Regulatory Framework Consultative Workshop

Climate Change Regulatory Framework Consultative Workshop

 


The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate discussion on options that might be employed to enshrine, in statute, particular climate change governance aspects; consider  the anticipated consequences of the use one or other of the options; and provide the opportunity for the spheres...

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Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros

Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros

 

 

This statement covers the period January through December 2016, which is inclusive of the period September to December 2016. As you will all know, rhino poaching is a National Priority Crime, and we as government continue to work as a team in the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.

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Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

 

 

Previously disadvantaged individuals / communities with access to land with potential for game farming; communities with notable populations and distributions of indigenous plants, nurseries and / or processing facilities are requested to register in the database of the department.

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Environmental Affairs confirms extension of zero quota for leopard hunting in South Africa

Environmental Affairs confirms extension of zero quota for leopard hunting in South Africa

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) can confirm that a zero quota for the hunting of leopard (Panthera pardus) has been extended to 2017. The decision is based on the review of available scientific information on the status and recovery of leopard populations in South Africa.

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Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

 

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPS), Developers, and Interested And Affected Parties (I&APS) to attend a one day seminar toshare information on the latest NEMA EIA legislation on 23 March 2017 at Msunduzi local municipalities, Truro Hall in Pietermaritzburg, KZN starting at 8h30 for 9h00.

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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South Africa’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025

South Africa’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025

 

South Africa is proud to present its second NationalBiodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the period 2015-2025. The revision of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan indicates South Africa’s commitment in aligning its priorities with the emerging issues and priorities at the global level as well as national development imperatives.

27 February 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has on 24 February 2017, published in Government Notice R.167 in Government Gazette No.40638 draft regulations on the reclamation of land from coastal waters, for public comment. The regulations seek to provide an administrative framework to implement sections 7B and 7C.


27 February 2017 - This statement covers the period January through December 2016, which is inclusive of the period September to December 2016. As you will all know, rhino poaching is a National Priority Crime, and we as government continue to work as a team in the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.


24 February 2017The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Conservation Area Trilateral Ministerial Committee Meeting was held in Maputo on 24 February 2017 to take stock of the progress and endorse the further implementation of the activities in the GLTP as coordinated through the Joint Management Board comprising the three partner countries of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.


24 February 2017 - The Green Scorpions from the national Department of Environmental Affairs initiated an investigation at the FG landfill site during February 2016. This process resulted in a criminal investigation where a number of samples and documents were seized. In addition, investigations by the Green Scorpions had to be undertaken at night and during the early hours of the morning when the malodour is at its most intense.


24 February 2017 - Department of Environmental Affairs in partnership with the Umsunduzi Local Municipalitytoday, 24 February 2017 handed over Alexandra Park to the people of Pietermaritzburg. The ceremony was led by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson and Mayor of Umsunduzi local Municipality Cllr Themba Njilo.